Saturday, December 29, 2007

I do still knit, and not just in extreme ways

I'm back in the northern hemisphere, and back in Philadelphia, where it is quiet and uneventful, even in the wake of xmas. In the interest of my laziness and the motivation-suck that is living with my folks, here's what I've done since I've been gone. With notes! Because I care.

Before I start, though, I would like to note that I am not pregnant. To reiterate, me = not pregnant. Okay! Moving on.


A wee tomten jacket! Made of NZ wool in "Haven." It just needs a closure of some variety. I was thinking a zipper, but my mom suggested a button-and-loop.

Baby shedir

Another bebeh shedir! Also NZ wool, but I don't remember the brand.


A very, very modified Cardigan for Merry, which is so modified I've been calling it "Cardigan for Pippin." It's drop-shoulder instead of raglan, and the cable doesn't meet up at the top so I just did a three-needle bind-off and it may just stay that way. Otherwise it's finished.


Bebeh surprise! Just needs to be blocked and sewed up. SO cute. Made from Lorna's Laces Purple Club. I finally found a pattern where the yarn didn't pool.


Snowflake star ornament for mom. I made two, blocked them, and sewed them together. I'll get a picture of it finished. One day. Hopefully before it gets packed away.



Dylan's Hat from Alterknits. The polka dots in the book/pattern are painted on, which is okay, but kind of weak, so I embroidered them on instead.

I also tried to knit socks but they thwarted me at every turn and are in my bag, thinking about what they've done. The jerks.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Things people have said to me lately about my knitting:

1. "Is this the first thing you've knit?" About a hat with which I was admittedly having some trouble, but still, that's a stupid thing to say.

2. "Are you knitting? What are you, 60?" But in a flirtatious kind of way, so that was fine.

3. I was sitting on a bench, knitting and waiting for freaking EVER for my bus, when a guy who clearly fancied himself the man about town was showing some friends/family around, leaned over me and said, loudly, "In anticipation of, or because of?" And then he laughed, and I laughed, and then I punched him in the face, because 1. it was a hat (see above), and 2. that's a stupid thing to say.

IN THE MEANTIME, knitting rage aside, XTREEM knitter returns! To knit on a volcano!


...And look very smug, apparently.